Laser TherapyWhy use Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy have been used in dentistry since 1994 to treat a number of the most common dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, biopsy/lesion removal and teeth whitening to name a few. Our team has been using Laser Therapy technology to treat patients WITHOUT the use of drills....WITHOUT the use of needles and virtually PAIN FREE!
How Does Laser Therapy actually Work in Dentistry?
All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser (in dentistry, we refer to procedures/surgeries/therapy using lasers as "laser perio surgery/therapy/procedure") acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with. When used for "curing" a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth. When used in teeth-whitening procedures, the laser acts as a heat source and enhances the effect of tooth-bleaching agents.
Why Doesn't Every Dentist Use Laser Therapy vs. the standard drill in their Practice?
The cost of the laser is much higher than a dental drill. Lasers can cost between $39,000 and $45,000, compared to about $600 for a standard drill. Dr. Lawless made the decision years ago, before most of his colleagues, to invest in his patients; he knew that if he improved the overall patient experience, from the reduction or elimination of needles & drills (which equates to less anxiety and pain) all the way down to the way in which they are greeted at the door, he would transform dentistry for his patients!
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